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Susan Balderstone


Susan Balderstone
PSM LFRAIA is an architect who has worked on the conservation of heritage places for over 20 years. At the Department of Infrastructure, Victoria she was involved with the conservation of Melbourne’s major nineteenth-century public buildings and other public buildings in rural areas. She has participated in international projects in the Asia-Pacific region, including the Urban Heritage Conservation Strategy for Tianjin, China, and the AusAid Planning and Development Control Project for Hanoi, Viet Nam. She has presented papers and participated in conservation workshops in the region including in China, Viet Nam, the Philippines and Australia. She also worked for the Jordanian government and various academic institutions on the investigation and conservation of archaeological sites and ancient monuments in the Middle East. As an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Arts at Deakin University, Ms Balderstone was instrumental in setting up the current post-graduate coursework programme in Cultural Heritage. She holds a BArch (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and a MA in Conservation Studies from the University of York.